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I was given a cherry tree as a retirement gift recently. (late July)

Planted it out, watered regularly, went on holiday and came back to this. (see pics)

As the tree has special significance to my working life I would really like to save it and nurture it to healthy growth.

Any help greatly appreciated.


Last edited: 17 August 2016 20:34:59


  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    It looks very much like it ran short of water while you were away. Check the soil around it; if it's very dry, water it again and keep it moist (not soaking wet). Some leaves may revive, or you may not get any fresh ones until next spring, but hopefully the tree will survive.

  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    Its a bit late now for new growth.. the leaves can be picked off and examined, look for aphids, if there are none them spray withBordeaux powder, its in a puffer bottle.. It should be ok. if its in a tub then  move it to a slightly more shady location..

  • Thank you

  • mushermusher Posts: 389

    Phil they don't like being water logged. Do you think you mean't have over done it is with the watering before you went away. The other  train of thought is, powdery mildew. Is or has there been any signs of it. The leaves will go brown and chrispy eventually. It won't kill it. But waken it. Next years crop probably won't be a good one.

  • Thanks Musher. Having looked at pictures of powdery mildew I don't think it's that. I think it's probably a water problem, probably caused by going on holiday. Moral-don't go on holiday with new plants to care for!!!

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